Lecturer: Laurent Borgmann (with Guest Lecturers from Giorgia)
Mondays 11:45 - 13:15 in B 014
On the course "International Studies II" of the "Asia-Module" students will get an insight into ideas and perspectives which they are likely to meet when they enter the Asian market. As we are lucky to have guest lecturers from Georgia this semester, first half semester: Tamar Kbiladze; second half semester: Ucha Gogritchiani the examples chosen for cross-cultural comparisons will often be chosen from Giorgia but also from India and from Bhutan. Students are trained to perceive cultural differences and act accordingly. The intercultural competence gained is both "culture-specific" (e.g. students will practice culture-specific "crash investigations" into some Asian countries and contrast their findings to European countries but also "culture-general" as the differences will reveal "clusters" of typical and plannable bahaviour. Students will gain theoretical insights into Asian working styles, different perceptions of time, different religions, and different education styles which will then be applied in exercises and in concrete simulations involving active interaction in the classroom if possible with participants from several different cultures. The insights into Asian cultures and perspectives will help students assess their own cultural backgrounds and give them guidance how to do business in Asia.
- Course Assistant: Mathumitha Moganedasse Bady